The prime minister has shared a message following the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines in Canada.
In a tweet on Monday, December 14, Justin Trudeau acknowledged that vaccinating Canadians against the illness was a “big step forward” but warned that it’s not over yet.
Anita Quidangen, a personal support worker in Toronto, was one of the first people in Canada to be given Pfizer-Bio… https://t.co/R29gmZaKeD— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau)1607991309.0
The PM shared a video of personal support worker Anita Quidangen getting vaccinated in Ontario on Monday.
She was one of the first people in the province to receive the vaccination, as somebody high-up on the distribution priority list.
Trudeau went on to remind Canadians that now is not the time to ease-up when it comes to following public health guidelines.
He also urged people, once again, to download the government’s COVID-19 alert app.
“That’s how we’ll keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our front line workers - like Anita - safe and healthy,” he wrote.
Canada’s first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived late on Sunday night, with photos of its arrival being shared widely online.